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How can I convert M4V video to MP4 format under my Windows 7?

I want to convert M4V videos to MP4 format format to play on my Android Tablet. Is there any recommended app for Windows computer?
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Automatically show connected mass storage devices on Windows desktop

Is there way to automatically display connected mass storage devices on the Windows desktop, like most Unix-based operating systems are doing? I didn't find any native ways to do that, but maybe ...
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VPN/PureVPN = make some apps connect directly to internet (whitelist?)

I've been using a VPN service (PureVPN) and it works great. However it makes all my connections go through the VPN tunnel - w/c makes my regular browsing and downloading slower. Is it possible to ...
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How to get rid of wermgr.exe duplicates

When I open some applications, a wermgr.exe process launches and bugs my Windows. As example: I am writing this topic and the Windows are just losing focus, so I have to press mouse button on this ...
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My internet speed wont run at 1.0 Gbps on my Realtek PCIe Family Controller

I have an asus Gigabit Router and a gigabit NIC (Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller) witch is running at 100Mbps rather than 1000Mbps (1.0 Gbps). When I use an old laptop on the same Ethernet ...
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How to filter running in VLC video stream on commandline?

I easily can broadcast my webcam with VLC using command lines like this (I use Windows): "C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe" -vvv -I --dshow-vdev="Logitech QuickCam Express / Go" dshow:// ...
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Quickest way to create PDF with images - full page scans

I have to perform a task on frequent basis and that is scanning a bunch of pages(all pages with same size) and create a PDF file out of it so that the PDF will appear as close to original pages as ...
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Remove Recent Places from Windows 7 Favorites using Batch or Registry?

How do you remove the Recent Places shortcut from the Favorites side bar in Windows 7 using a batch file or from the registry? For example, when running a batch file to configure, add, and remove ...
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How to install/upgrade to Windows 8.1 RTM without a Microsoft account

When I installed Windows 8, I deliberately chose not to use a Microsoft account to sign in. I like to keep things separate, and just logon with a traditional local account. Any apps that require me to ...
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Force a program to run *without* administrator privileges or UAC?

Is there any way that I can force a program that normally requires administrator privileges (via UAC) to run without them? (ie: no UAC prompt and no system-wide access.) Added: Without modifying the ...
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Photoshop cs6 does not work anymore

I have a windows 7, 64 bit. I had an issue with my my pc, i scan it with malwarebytes, it removed about 9 viruses, i can't tell you what was removed, i accidentally emptied the quarantine. Since i ...
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Can't access network drives anymore

I have this annoying problem: I cannot access network drives / computers on my same network anymore! I have a QNAP (nas) on IP 192.168.178.5, and other PCs in the same network. The other PCs can ...
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How to get the on-screen fonts in Windows 7 to be as sharp as possible?

I am trying to get the on-screen fonts in Windows 7 to be extremely "in-focus". I have played with the ClearType options but the characters seem to lack sharp edges. What settings can I use to produce ...
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Wrapper for Windows command line tool

Using Windows 7, I want to write a wrapper for some command line tools to simplify their usage. Say I regularly use this executable with following options someTool.exe -i infile -a option1 -b option2 ...
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Cannot get sound through my USB headset

The headset I have is wired but it has a USB connector (am not very good at IT) I put the USB connection into my PC and I couldn't seem to find any way to get sound through my headset Please help. ...
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Windows open command window here doesn't load env. variables

In windows if I right click and select "Open command window here" in a particular folder it works exactly the same way as "Open terminal here" works in Linux. It was working find until I installed a ...
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How do I use my GPU to accelerate video encoding?

I have an ATI Radeon HD 4870 graphics card. I have read that I can use this to significantly speed up encoding DVD to AVI. Does anyone know how this can be done?
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How to mount a network drive to a folder?

Does anyone know of a third party (or even windows native) solution to this simple problem. I want to map an internal network share on our windows server to a folder on each of the client machines in ...
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How to install memcached 1.4.5 on a Windows 7 machine

I am trying to set up the environment to work with a Ruby application that requires a memcached server installation to work with the Dalli client. Dalli requires memcached 1.4+. I am installing this ...
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Windows Explorer and Updater unstable after plugging a USB device

I recently plugged my usual USB key in my computer, but Windows Explorer started to get extremely slow and wouldn't open anything. I tried to check for updates but the Updater stays blank as soon as I ...
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Comparison between a folder and another one plus its subfolders content

My situation is this: I have a simple SD Card full of photos and videos from my camera that date back to few years ago and I realized some pictures have never been imported to hard drive. Now I ...
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Windows system drive cloning - but without copying garbage data

I am in the process of upgrading my computer to a larger SSD as Windows system drive. My problem is that the old SSD has a very annoying trait of choosing some random old data to present for deleted ...
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Hangouts hides itself in system tray

For the past week or so I've been having an issue with the Hangouts system tray icon hiding itself. Normally I have it show all the time so I can easily click it, but it seems no matter what I do, ...
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How to toggle between 2 monitors in the 3rd monitor

I have 3 monitors - 2 of them are 23" PC monitors, and the 3rd is a TV monitor. They're all connected to the same PC, but the TV is placed in another room. Right now, I duplicate my main PC monitor, ...
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How can the font size be changed in Notepad++?

How can the font size be changed in Notepad++? I just downloaded and installed Notepad++ v5.4.5 (I have been using UltraEdit for the last 11.5 years) and can not find a menu command for changing the ...
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Why Intel Core i3 processor with enough free RAM and low CPU usage become very slow?

In a computer with Intel Core i3 and 4GB of RAM running Windows 8.1 build 9600, in conditions I expect no have performance problems it become very very slow and it's close to freeze (or even freeze ...
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No sound in any media player

No media player has any sound. If I try to play any video file there is only video, and no sound. This happens with Windows Media Player and Media Player Classic. I have K Lite Codec Pack version 8 ...
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Disable Hyper-v in windows 8.1 pro error

I am trying to disable Hyper-V in Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit but it is not working. I tried using Control Panel as well as by using this command: dism. exe /Online /Disable‐Feature: Microsoft‐Hyper‐V But ...
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Did windowsupdate for Windows XP close down? Error number 0x80248015

When I visit windows update (http://update.microsoft.com/) the page does not load. It displays [Error number: 0x80248015] and the message: The website has encountered a problem and cannot ...
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Is there a program to allow me to draw over active windows?

Is there a program to allow me to draw over active windows? For example, suppose I'm playing a game. I want to be able to draw over the game window to remind me of something later, but I don't want ...
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is it safe to compress the File History folder?

Is it safe to compress the File History folder in Windows 8? Mine has grown rather big and a lot of the files types would compress well. However, I dont see any information on compressing it. It ...
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Why doesn't Windows 7 always create 100MB partition?

I have two 500GB hard drives in my laptop. I have formatted both so they contain nothing. When I'm installing Windows 7, depending on the drive I choose to install Windows on I may or may not get the ...
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Keyboard doesn't work after Windows resume from sleep (S3) — how to fix?

I have a weird issue with my keyboard after resuming from S3 sleep: I can type perfectly for maybe 5 seconds, but afterwards the keyboard ceases to work until I hibernate or restart (or sleep again -- ...
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How to know the file history that has been transferred from pc to usb device or vice versa?

When I want to know that if any usb device that has been plugged in a pc recently, I write this command in Windows Powershell. Get-ItemProperty -Path HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\USBSTOR\*\* | ...
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Operating Systems: Mac vs. Windows vs. Linux [on hold]

I want to know everything there is to know from the ground up between Mac Linux and Windows. How Mac handles programs vs. Windows?Windows vs. Linux ? What is the difference in what happens when each ...
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Windows 7 doesn't recognize second partition on removable disk

I created two partitions on my removable Flash drive, but Windows doesn't recognize the second partition. Both partitions are NTFS and primary partitions. And this image is in disk management on ...
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Localhost tcp throughput performance differences

I have been using psping for measuring bandwith statistics on localhost on different computers: laptops, home computers and servers. All of them get to between 100 and 200 MB/s but my PowerPc at work ...
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How can I combine two file streams into one?

I've got two separate programs running that each generate a log file (one is the output of device attached to a serial port, the other is the debug messages sent from a program commanding the ...
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Internal network issues between pfSense and Windows in VirtualBox

I have three virtual machines running on Virtual Box. First one is Linux (pfsense) that's acting as a router with two network adapters one bridged and one set to the internal network. The other two ...
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Reposition partition on hard drive

Is there any way using CMD or under windows 7 to reposition a partition (c:\ in my case] from the middle to the first sector on my HDD without losing the DATA it contains. Here is the the case in my ...
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Tap Win Adapter installs every start of Win 8.1 a new TAP adapter apears

I have a problem since nearly 2 or 3 month now. Every time I start win 8.1 64 Bit a new Tap Win32 Adapter OAS and a V9 Tap adapter appears in the system and my internet is getting worse. Can somebody ...
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WMP 12: Any way to save the sorted state of an auto playlist?

My auto-playlists (smart playlists) are very long so I like to sort them by Album, which I can do by right clicking the Album column. Then they are nicely grouped by Album. However, every time I ...
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How do I prevent Windows from resetting my default Documents folder to OneDrive?

I don't use OneDrive that often. I have changed the default Documents folder save location to Dropbox multiple times, by going to Desktop\Libraries right click Documents, Properties Dropbox, set save ...
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Enable remote desktop without a working display

The display on my PC stopped working and I really need to use this PC. How can I enable remote desktop connection "blindly" (via entering commands on the command line)? It's my own PC and I have ...
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Get Video Feed of a Window on Desktop

For an art installation, we'd like to capture the contents of a browser window, and forward these as a video stream. The browser window will display flash animations. Is there a program that can ...
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My “break” command is broken

I am not a programmer and I am hoping you can help me. I am using Windows 7. I have a .BAT file which was running fine up until yesterday, specifically what if failing is the "break" command I use ...
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Windows 8 Installation

I tried to install windows 8 32bit on my pc. But by mistake i did'nt format the drive & installed over old windows,it showed 2 volumes of win 8 during installation. Then after sucessful ...
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tar complains “No such file or directory”

I'm using bash on Windows (distributed along with msysgit) to zip log files - one archive per date. Problem is, following script does not work and I have no idea why. Cut is here to get part of the ...
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Task Manager processes tab showing exe named eprxymq.exe with a Google Chrome description

My Task Manager processes tab showing exe named eprxymq.exe with a Google Chrome description have been showing up with several entries (more than 5 ) in my task manager. I have done an internet ...
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DriverPack Solution 14.0 Silent Switch

In DPS 14.0 features you can see that silent install option is added but I can not find any documentation which explains the command line arguments. Is there anyone know how to use silent install ...